The Sevens of the Tarot Suits correspond to The Chariot card of the Major Arcana. The Chariot speaks of choices and opportunities, of overcoming obstacles and mastering the path you set out for yourself. Seven is a number often associated with good luck and connections to the divine. It's a magical number, expressing the ability to manifest results in daily life through the application of your inner mind and its innate power. Add this information to the Suit of Cups, which deals with our emotional lives, and what can we see?
Upright in a Reading, the Seven of Cups describes a period of great creativity and imagination in the Questioner's life. He or she dreams of what they want to have, but dreaming, by itself, accomplishes nothing. It's only through our actions that we achieve our goals, and as enjoyable as these flights of fancy may be, if we don't take care to rein them in, they are just wastes of time and energy that could be put to better use. The Questioner has unrealistic expectations.
By now, you've seen how some Tarot Cards actually have 'better' meanings when they appear Reversed in a Reading than they do when they appear Upright. The Seven of Cups is one of these cards. If you see this card upside-down in a Reading, it indicates that the Questioner has realistic hopes and expectations for the situation he or she is asking about. He or she may also be experiencing a strong romantic desire for someone, depending on the other cards in the spread.
Continue your practice routine as before. Add the Seven of Cups to your practice deck and incorporate it in your practice Readings.
The next article in this series will look at the Eight of Cups. Until then, keep practicing!